FM Gedu confers with FAO, WFP, IFAD chiefs
Addis Ababa, February 28, 2020 (FBC) –Ethiopia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Gedu Andargachew held talks with the heads of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), World Food Programme (WFP), and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, Italy.
The discussion focused on running projects in line with the objectives of Ethiopia’s ongoing economic reform and in expanding and strengthening development projects in Ethiopia.
In consulting with David Muldrow Beasley, Executive Director of WFP, Gedu urged the organization to continue providing its humanitarian assistance to Ethiopia.
The discussion with Qu Dongyu Director-General of FAO focused on cooperating to combat the latest desert locust invasion in the region and ways to assist Ethiopia’s Agricultural Transformation Agenda.
Meeting with the President of IFAD, Gilbert F. Houngbo, Gedu highlighted the importance of IFAD’s financial assistance to modernize agriculture in Ethiopia.
The heads of FAO, WFP, and IFAD applauded the reform in Ethiopia that is placing the country’s economy on solid foundation.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Gedu thanked them for their unwavering support to Ethiopia’s development.
The Ethiopian Foreign Minister also met with Emanuela C. Del Re, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy.
The discussion focused on encouraging Italian investment, tourism and private sector development in Ethiopia.